13 Dec Holiday driving!
Holiday driving!Holiday driving!
As so many of us are traveling during the holidays, here are a few tips to remember as you navigate our roads. Always be sure your attention is on the road in front of you! Your lIne of sight (LOS) is your path of travel (POT).children. Research shows that you must never take your eyes off the road for more than 1 second.
Many tavelers are in unfamiliar territory. You need to stay back and let them make a few mistakes. You always need to be at least 2 seconds back at all road speeds. To determine this begin to count when the vehicle in front of you passes a stationary object on the side of the road. The number you are on when you reah this object is how many seconds back you are. You should increase your distance one second for every 10 miles/per hour over 35.
Keep your hands on the wheel!
Manual distraction can cause you to not be prepared in case of an unpredicted incident. Eating, fumbling with your phone, reaching for CDs are all manual distraction. Although talking on the phone, even hand held, is not against the law in VA, you should at the very least have your phone mounted where you can use verbal commands or one touch dailing. Although, talking is not illegal, texting is. Dailing multiple numbers is considered texting!
Have a great holiday, protect those you love by giving driving your full attention and may you have many more memories to add to your old age!!